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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Determine the age of a material based on the amount of a common element found in it.

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  • “Kindle” is a good example of a brand that could carbon-date fiction.
  • Her bones would be piled in a corner for the tourists to gawk at, and archeologists would use them to carbon-date her life.
  • Unfortunately you can't carbon-date metal and short of finding another example in a stratigraphically well-defined context I can't think of any way to resolve the question.
  • If future civilizations ever study my apartment, they will be able to carbon-date the exact years of my residence based on the pine needles wedged in the cracks of my... for more
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